Portsmouth International Port – Commercial Buildings Construction Framework 2019 Portsmouth City Council Closes 12th November

Portsmouth City Council – the ‘Council’ – is inviting expressions of interest from experienced contractors to deliver the design and construction of a new cruise terminal at Portsmouth International Port (the ‘Port’) located within Portsmouth Harbour and inclusion on a wider multi-contractor framework agreement made up of 3-4 contractors, which will be utilised to deliver further development works at the Port. The Port is wholly owned by the Council.

A specialist design & build contractor is required to work on a 2 stage open book basis, to develop the concept design through to construction of the new terminal building annex to cater for the needs of the Port expansion into the cruise market.

The contract will be let on the basis of a 2 stage open book procedure whereby following completion of design, programme, installation methodology, installation cost, etc. under a 1st stage JCT Pre-Construction Service Agreement the Council will enter into a JCT Design & Build Contract with the contractor who will be responsible for all aspects of construction activities.

Award of the contract is scheduled for 18th February 2020 and is currently estimated at between £6M to £8M inclusive of contractor design costs. Works may commence from May 2020 and section 1 of the works must be completed by 2nd April 2021 with final completion by July 2021.

Set out below is the procurement programme –

Task Deadline
SSQ published on Intend Monday 14th October 2019
Deadline for requests for clarification Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 23:59
SSQ submission deadline Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 14:00
ITT published on Intend Friday 29th November 2019
Site Visits Week commencing 9th December 2019
Deadline for requests for clarification Monday 6th January 2020 at 23:59
Tender return deadline Monday 13th January 2020 at 14:00
Tender interviews (if required) Week commencing 27th January 2020
Notification of preferred bidder Friday 7th February 2020
Standstill start Saturday 8th February 2020
Standstill finish Monday 17th February 2020 at 23:59
Contract award Tuesday 18th February 2020
On site commencement Beginning of May 2020
Stage 1 sectional completion Friday 2nd April 2021
Overall completion Friday 2nd July 2021

The Port will remain in use during the period of the works and it is therefore a requirement that contractors are able to demonstrate experience of working within a live commercial site on projects of similar value.

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